Roebuck in Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Roebuck Indian Village Site
Approximately 500 years ago an Iroquoian agricultural community of about 1600 persons occupied this site. Archaeological excavations suggested approximately 40 communal longhouses, averaging nearly 100 feet in length, stood in this village, palisaded with a stout double stockade. The farmers on the site grew corn, beans, squash, sunflowers and tobacco. A similar village, Hochelaga, on the present site of Montréal, was visited by Jacques Cartier in 1535. After this first contact with Europeans, these Indians, related to other Iroquoian-speaking peoples in northern New York and southern Ontario, disappeared, although archaeological evidence suggests that some of the survivors were absorbed by the Hurons on the Trent River system.
Erected 1974 by Archaeoligical and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
Location. 44° 48.568′ N, 75° 35.855′ W. Marker is in Roebuck, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville Counties. Marker is on County Route 21 one kilometer east of County Route 18, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roebuck, Ontario K0E 1X0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Spencerville (approx. 5.4 Grand Trunk Railway (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); Eastern Ontario's First Court House and Gaol (approx. 12.6 kilometers away); Johnstown 1789 (approx. 12.7 kilometers away); Sir Richard William Scott (approx. 12.7 kilometers away); Prescott Barracks and Hospital (approx. 12.7 kilometers away); Fort Wellington (approx. 12.8 kilometers away); Prescott War Memorial (approx. 12.8 kilometers away).
Categories. • Agriculture • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.